As a beauty editor it’s my job (and passion) to try out products regularly. It’s what I’ve done over the past 15 years – interviewing dermatologists, researching ingredients, deciphering labels and testing, testing, testing, not to keep all the good stuff to myself, but so that I can share the best of the best with you. Because for me, the one thing better than a beauty secret, is a shared beauty secret.
The secret to great skin is not an extensive time-consuming routine using a million products. For me it’s always been about keeping it easy and effective. And whilst I’ll incorporate newness into my routine, these are the skincare heroes I’ll go back to time and time again because simply put, they deliver.
1 Bioderma Sensibio H20
My first cleanse is always with a micellar water to dissolve a full face of makeup and prep skin for the next steps. This is such a cult product.
2 Swisscode Hyaluron
I love Hyaluronic acid and this serum is the best – it acts like a moisture cushion delivering instant tightness and glow, but also protecting your skin’s moisture barrier long-term, which is crucial to healthy, dewy youthful-looking skin.
3 Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II
I love this lightweight oil-free serum. I’ve used this for years and am convinced my skin is in great condition because of it. It hydrates, smoothes, evens tone and basically makes my skin look young.
4 The Organic Pharmacy Rose Facial Cleansing Gel
This is such a great morning cleanser – super gentle, smells lovely and cleans skin without stripping it. Skin is left fresh and radiant.
5 Zelens PHA+ Biopeel
I stay away from anything that has the potential to irritate my skin – acids, whilst effective for exfoliation , can be troublesome when misused. I’ve never had an issue with this blend of AHA’s and BHA’s
6 Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream
My delicate, dehydrated skin responds so well to Crème de La Mer – this lustrous cream-gel formula makes my face look so glowy and juicy.
7 Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
This is so much more than a hydrating mist – it’s a miracle mist! A blend of moisturizing Red Algae and Squalane, it brings the face back to life. I spray it on bare skin and over makeup multiple times a day.
8 Heliocare Gelcream Color SPF50
Oil-free, yet hydrating and non-pore clogging. This tinted sunscreen (comes in 2 shades) is the one that works for everyone (even spot-prone skin) and it actually makes your skin look retouched.
9 Environ C-Quence Eye Gel
Eye creams can make my eyes puffy. This gel is light yet packed with wrinkle busting peptides and skin building vitamins A, C and E.
10 Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
The nappy rash cream that works like a charm on calming inflammation from breakouts.
11 Sarah Chapman 3D Moisture Infusion Masks
This bio cellulose mask takes the whole concept of sheet masks to another level – it perfectly adheres to your face shape thanks to its second skin texture and delivers an all-inclusive boost of hydration and radiance.
12 Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid
Hands down the best liquid exfoliator to clean out pores, control oiliness and calm inflammation.